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Jeb Stuart Thurmond 10-29-2018 04:53 PM

Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
Rates of anxiety, suicide and self-harm (not including hymen-vandalism) has greatly increased among girls and young women in the last decade.

While Fear Of The Lord is a good thing (Deuteronomy 6:24, Psalm 31:19, Psalm 67:4, Psalm 112:1, Psalm 115:13, Psalm 128:1-4, Proverbs 10:27, Proverbs 19:23, Proverbs 22:4, Proverbs 28:14, Psalm 33:18-19, Psalm 34:7, Psalm 85:9, Psalm 145:19, Nehemiah 1:11, Psalm 147:11, Proverbs 15:16, Ecclesiastes 8:12-13, Luke 1:50, Psalm 25:12, Ecclesiastes 7:18, Isaiah 33:6, Psalm 103:11, Psalm 60:4, Psalm 115:11, Proverbs 14:26-27, Malachi 3:16-17, Zephaniah 3:7, Malachi 4:2, Revelation 11:18, Psalm 34:9, Psalm 111:5) this anxiety is different.

Some theories:
1. Mainstream theory: Social media plus a culture that teaches bad thinking habits, see The Coddling Of The American Mind.

2. My Thought: Girls feel anxious when there are no strong men around to defend them. Feminist-raised soyboys make their female peers feel defenseless.

3. My Thought: Porn is horrifying. But activists don't send their mobs after porn stars because activists choose their targets by vulnerability, in particular vulnerability to shaming. But Porn is shameless, so porn wins in our survival-of-the-shameless environment.
4. My Thought: Feminist activists have gotten a lot better at their job, and/or communicating with girls via social media. Activists work by scaring the brains out of people (activists even used to call themselves "Agitators").
5. Leftist: Rape culture and male backlash have suddenly appeared out of nowhere, and you can't blame to left for failing to prepare for this completely predictable trend. (Interesting how Leftists always promise Utopia, and then once things fall apart they blame backlash/counter-revolutionaries/Kulak wreckers/CIA plots. Why not warn us ahead of time?)
Well, that's all the theories I can think of right now, but I want a proper Biblical look at this phenomenon.

Whatever happened, it had to happen very recently, very fast - this is why social media and post-9/11 safetyism stand out as likely culprits. Everything else happened slowly, unless there is some sort of "tipping point" or "critical mass" thing going on. But The Coddling Of The American Mind is not exactly heavy on Biblical references. I won't believe it until God says it.

Time to consult the :lord-fancy:.

Dr. Anthony J. Toole 10-29-2018 05:10 PM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
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Originally Posted by Jeb Stuart Thurmond (Post 1240181)
Rates of anxiety, suicide and self-harm (not including hymen-vandalism) has greatly increased among girls and young women in the last decade.

Whatever happened, it had to happen very recently, very fast - this is why social media and post-9/11 safetyism stand out as likely culprits.

Is it possible the rapid onset of female self-harm coincided with liberals forcing decent Christian family values television off the air? If girls would just dress nice, brush their hair and stop sassing back then all these problems would disappear under the rug.

Jeb Stuart Thurmond 10-29-2018 05:16 PM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
God calls these problems "the bread of idleness":
Prov 31:27 She looks well to how things go in her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat.
"Social Media" does not appear in the Bible, but "Gossip" does.
Psalm 31:13 I have heard the gossip of many; terror is on every side
Nothing new under the sun, folks.

Feminists, like all social justice warriors, are rich. They are rich-supremacists:
Psalms 119:23 Though nobles take their seat and gossip about me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.
On outrage-inducing clickbait:
Prov 26:20 Without wood, fire goes out; without a gossip, conflict dies down.
God predicted Twitter:
Isa 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter:

Dana723 10-29-2018 10:24 PM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
In my experience, a woman is depressed if she doesn't have a household to take care of. Women without a husband and children can never find fulfillment in their lives. Every moment of my day is filled with cooking and cleaning and mending and washing and all other such duties. There's no time for me to become anxious or depressed! :thumbsup:

Jeb Stuart Thurmond 10-29-2018 11:07 PM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
Does anyone know if portable internet access has increased the amount of people paying attention to news and current events? Current Events has gotten more entertaining, there are many comedy shows dedicated to it. When I was young only nerds knew anything beyond the President's name. Those nerds would have all been male.

I miss those days, and will instantly pledge my allegiance to the first politician who wears a hat reading "Make Politics Boring Again".

Traditional media is also becoming feminized, it's targeting women now.

In the past, it was agreed that ladies were not worry their pretty little heads with the corrupting and sordid world of politics and current events.

The News was for men, which means it was like an action movie. Lots of explosions and violence and epic stories of raw power.

As things got feminized "human interest" stories started showing up. "Human interest" meant "female interest", as if men are not human.

Now The News is clucking henparty of gossip, high society scandal, emotionalism, social conformism enforcement, and etiquette policing/high society shibboleth fads. Female numerical illiteracy means nobody can prioritize any more - one bumtouch on campus outweighs the doubling of the crime-rate in entire European nations because "math is tough".

Heck, next time you're tempted to watch CNN, how about you just put this video on loop:


Johny Joe Hold 10-30-2018 02:36 AM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
I'm not a theologian, but it is obvious from the Bible women are the gender most likely to sin. We saw that in Eve.

That being the case, it seems to me women might just be depressed because they sin so much. The Godly women of Landover Baptist never mention being anxious or depressed. They do not engage in sin either.

The answer might be right here at Landover Baptist.

Xanax 10-30-2018 04:39 AM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
I don't think feminism or a lack of a strong man has anything to do with it. First I don't think a women needs a man to feel fulfilled or safe. All they need is Jesus. All men and women need is Jesus. And I don't think there is anything wrong with feminism. Men and women are both equal. A woman can do anything a man can do. She can run a large company and have authority over the men and women who work for her. But now the world is taking it to the extreme and saying a woman can be a man or a man can be a woman or women are better than men, these ideas are wrong and called sin.

Elmer G. White 10-30-2018 05:52 AM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
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Originally Posted by Zaranith (Post 1240223)
I don't think feminism or a lack of a strong man has anything to do with it. First I don't think a women needs a man to feel fulfilled or safe.

Can a woman become pregnant without a man? I do know that evil secular scholars are working on this and have been able to design a procedure that already works in mice. However, pregnancy is still required for women to be Saved®, and not only pregnancy but a successful delivery! Jesus won't save a barren woman, and without Salvation™ a woman cannot be fulfilled nor safe.

1 Timothy 2:15
Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
Quote:

A woman can do anything a man can do.
Can a women beget a son?

Matthew 1:16
And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.


Yours in Christ,

Elmer :bye:

Xanax 10-30-2018 12:54 PM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
Can a man have children without a woman. Clearly the answer is no. So I am confused about your point. And why does it matter that the beget word is used for men. I don’t see the point.

Did not Jesus appear to women first after His resurrection. If women are inferior to men, why would he appear to women first?

Jeb Stuart Thurmond 10-30-2018 01:04 PM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
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Originally Posted by Zaranith (Post 1240241)
Can a man have children without a woman.

We never said that a man can do anything a woman can do. You're the sexist one who declared half of the human race to be unnecessary, not us.

Though if you really want to "go there", I can think of many functioning male-only societies from monasteries to militaries, yet no female equivalents. Nunneries relied on men for security, and the Amazon legend is just that - a legend.

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Did not Jesus appear to women first after His resurrection. If women are inferior to men, why would he appear to women first?
I bet if you took that question seriously, instead of as a rhetorical "gotcha", you could come up with 10 theories in as many minutes.

Anyway, Jesus appeared to a LADY, not to the typical angry-to-be-the-most-pampered-demographic-in-human-history trust-fund baby that today's western feminism represents. Let's not confuse the two.

Elmer G. White 10-30-2018 01:05 PM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
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Originally Posted by Zaranith (Post 1240241)
Can a man have children without a woman. Clearly the answer is no. So I am confused about your point. And why does it matter that the beget word is used for men. I don’t see the point.

Did not Jesus appear to women first after His resurrection. If women are inferior to men, why would he appear to women first?

Dear sinner,

I am still failing to see Biblical justification to your claims. The issue you raised has been answered comprehensively centuries ago, even a Catholic, the "Saint" Thomas knew the answer. The solution is, as expected, in the Bible.

The woman was the cause of the Fall (Genesis 3:6). The woman caused her own downgrading as she started the sin of inquiry. Thus, it is fitting that women were the first to see Christ's glorious Resurrection. It's just simple logic. It's the reversal of the events in Genesis 3: the culprit received first the glorious sight of the risen Jesus

Please look at the verse below and answer this simple question: Does this verse lie? It it does not, case is closed. If it does, can you trust any part of the Bible? :huh:

Ephesians 5:23
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.


Yours in Christ,

Elmer :bye:

Jeb Stuart Thurmond 10-31-2018 12:54 AM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
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Originally Posted by Jeb Stuart Thurmond (Post 1240209)
Now The News is clucking henparty of gossip, high society scandal, emotionalism, social conformism enforcement, and etiquette policing/high society shibboleth fads.

I'm not saying this is worse than pure "if it bleeds it leads" macho news. I'm not saying that female power is automatically a bad thing.

But consider that civilization has been 6,000 or so years of trying to figure out how to deal with the dark side of men. Want to deal with Toxic Masculinity? Men have been working on that for 6,000 years, and we have made so much progress that now almost every man is trusted to vote.

But what about the dark side of women? Historical female irrelevance means nobody has really confronted this yet. You know how in every multi-stage problem-solving process, the first step is admitting that you have a problem?

When society takes that one small step, it will be a giant leap for femalekind.

Jeb Stuart Thurmond 12-18-2018 07:17 PM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
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Originally Posted by Jeb Stuart Thurmond (Post 1240243)
I can think of many functioning male-only societies from monasteries to militaries, yet no female equivalents.

I'm still waiting for someone to give me an answer to this one.

Because even the Women's March can't get people to walk down the street without help from the Nation Of Islam.*

The Nation Of Islam declares Jews to be "Termites", but then again, Termites are almost entirely female, aren't they? Maybe they mean it as a compliment?




*No, seriously:
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Originally Posted by Tablet
Multiple sources also told Tablet that Nation of Islam members were acting as security detail and drivers for the March’s co-chairs.

Of course Linda Sarsour needs a man to drive her, Muslim women aren't allowed to drive!

Jeb Stuart Thurmond 12-20-2018 08:33 PM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
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Originally Posted by Jeb Stuart Thurmond (Post 1240181)
My Thought: Porn is horrifying.

At ~7:45 the host brings up porn and it's dismissed as a joke within a second or two:

This is a huge blind spot, and today's blind spot is tomorrow's "I swear it just came out of nowhere".

Johny Joe Hold 12-20-2018 11:49 PM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
I think that once a young girl reads that Eve was the cause of the original sin she should be put on suicide watch until she is under the supervision of a husband. The sin label sticks to women like glue and suicide is one of the consequences.

Dennis Lukes 12-22-2018 08:02 PM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_wg2mnzIH9m..._Woman__21.jpg

My younger daughter Bertha (pictured above) has confided to her mother that she is depressed because no man has sexually harassed her. I allow my children to watch Fox News with me, and she has heard all about the liberal Jew Harvey Weinstein and the typical nigra buck Bill Cosby, and she's wondering "why not me too?"

Sally Paulson 12-22-2018 08:13 PM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
She has your eyes. Also she has your everything else.

Dennis Lukes 12-22-2018 08:53 PM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
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Originally Posted by Sally Paulson (Post 1243080)
She has your eyes. Also she has your everything else.

Thank you! She's 15, though, and is starting to fear that she will NEVER be betrothed! :(

Joanna Lytton-Vasey 12-22-2018 09:35 PM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
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Originally Posted by Sally Paulson (Post 1243080)
She has your eyes. Also she has your everything else.

I thought she had the look of a brunette Fulvia Pellegrino. Maybe if she went blonde she'd have more success?

Dana723 12-22-2018 11:45 PM

Re: Girls and young women are anxious and depressed. Why?
 
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Originally Posted by Dennis Lukes (Post 1243079)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_wg2mnzIH9m..._Woman__21.jpg

My younger daughter Bertha (pictured above) has confided to her mother that she is depressed because no man has sexually harassed her. I allow my children to watch Fox News with me, and she has heard all about the liberal Jew Harvey Weinstein and the typical nigra buck Bill Cosby, and she's wondering "why not me too?"

I have five sons, all well built and handsome, in their teenage years. Perhaps we could come to some arrangement...?


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